Kerala is popular as God’s own country. It is an enchanting paradise blessed with pristine beaches and scenic hill stations. Every year, hundreds of tourists travel to this exotic place to escape the worries of everyday life and enjoy a blissful escape from hustle and bustle of life. One such interesting story is about Captain S.M. Mehra who booked a vacation to Kerala and decided to stay at Club Mahindra Kumarakom resort.

Captain S.M.Mehra has proudly served the Indian Air Force as a Bomber Pilot. He served IAF as a Bomber pilot and took part in Goa liberation in 1961. He was inducted in Air India and flew all over the network visiting places such as Australia, Fiji, Nandi, Europe, and Russia. After serving a short stint in Air Mauritius, he returned back to Air India for 747 Training. He was chief checking pilot on 747 checking Cmdrs that flew over Atlantic sector from London to NYC. Later he was posted in Perth, Sydney, and London; he continued to fly VVIPs in 747 to US and UN conferences. He had an honor to fly with Late President Zail Singh, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi.

He has been to over 25 resorts and is fond of travelling, photography, and writing. Recently, he and his wife visited Kumarakom and Poovar resorts, which are only 290kms apart.

He has visited several other resorts and shared a couple of Club Mahindra membership reviews describing his experience. After visiting Kerala resorts, he has shared his experience in the following review. You can read more reviews by happy members here.

Here are the exact words in which he describes his experience at Kerala resorts:


We feel, visits to Club Mahindra resorts really rejuvenates a person and feel completely relaxed and pampered by the great hospitality of the resort staff members. In five years, since joining Club Mahindra, we have visited almost 16 resorts, North/south/east/west and found the same super standard maintained by Club Mahindra. Specially, retired elderly couples feel at home away from home. This time, we visited Kumarakom and Poovar both resorts are away to each other by 290 KMS.  


Kumarakom reminded us of Venice in Italy. Backwater goes winding through the resort. Each independent AC cottage is situated on the banks of this small canal going through. Small bridges connect to swimming pool, dining Hall and activity center. Lawns are well spread near the back waters where one can relax and the old couple can go through the memory lane. Food is very tasteful and plenty in variety. We experienced life time celebration of our wedding anniversary. Surprisingly the resort Member relations knew about the date and gave us a surprise, with our room decorated with balloons/flowers/candles and Beautiful cake and staff joining in when we returned after a beautiful Shikara Ride in the back waters. 


There the hospitality bar was raised so high that we never expected that in poovar resort, they could match it. Poovar came up to our expectations. Poovar resort was started only last year but maintained very well apart from the Taxi service which is controlled by the Taxi union outside the gate. Members have to shell out more for any ride. We discussed the matter with Resort Mgr. and gave him our suggestions, he gratefully accepted and promised to sort it out. Ride through the back waters and a walk on the Golden beach at sunset is worth remembering. Staff at both the resorts treated us like a head of family, gave us affectionate service with a perpetual smile.


Thanks Club Mahindra.

Plan your holiday with Club Mahindra and have a pleasant and memorable family vacation at our Poovar resort, Kerala.


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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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